By now, anyone with eyes and ears knows about Bryson DeChambeau’s body transformation and the mindblowing swing speed and distance he’s picked up along the way. For anyone that has been living under an actual rock, he’s put on 40+ pounds in extremely quick fashion and is leading the PGA Tour in average driving distance. He’s also won a tournament and picked up another three Top 10 finishes since the Tour returned.
The mad scientist’s experiment is working and if we know one thing about DeChambeau it’s that the man likes to talk, especially when it’s in regards to subjects he’s interested in, like eating and lifting everything in site.
In a recent Q&A with GQ, DeChambeau touched on a number of subjects including his diet and workout routine, but the most interesting statement he gave came after he was asked the ‘why’ of this new process he’s undertaking. The end goal? Living to 140 years old.
I’m always trying to add more value to my life in general. I mean, my goal is to live to 130 or 140. I really think that’s possible now with today’s technology. I think somebody’s going to do it in the next 30 or 40 years. I want humans to be better. I want them to succeed. I want to say, ‘Hey, this is all of the stuff I’ve experienced that helped me do my best. If it helps you, great. If it doesn’t, well, let’s keep working on it. Let’s keep figuring stuff out. That’s my take on life.’
DeChambeau also discussed the pitfalls of taking a day off from working out and his fight against gravity.
I don’t take days off. I found that when I stopped doing things, my body started to lower its tolerance levels. So for me, it’s actually a recovery mechanism and a training mechanism to tell my body, this is the force you need to produce. If I just sit and don’t do anything for a couple of days, all of a sudden gravity starts pushing my body down. Then, I can’t hold all the forces that I’m producing.
Whether you find DeChambeau interesting or maybe he gets under your skin, what he’s doing is changing the game of golf completely. He set out a goal of transforming his body in search of swing and club speed and it’s working, big time.